Knee Prolotherapy

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Knee Prolotherapy 2018-07-19T10:57:23+00:00

Project Description

Overview

Knee pain and injuries are an incredible inconvenience. Even a small tear to the meniscus cartilage can leave you unable to walk or create so much pain you can no longer work. Dr. Neal H. Pollack at Neurology & Pain Treatment Center has the solution: knee prolotherapy. An outpatient treatment, prolotherapy consists of a series of non-cortisone injections into the affected ligaments, tendons, or joints that regenerate tissue and produce relief pain.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

  • Onset of osteoarthritis – a result of cartilage wearing away from use, most common in patients over 50
  • Tendonitis – an injury to the tendons of the knee
  • Fracture or break in the kneecap
  • Gout – a joint inflammation characterized by redness, swelling, and pain
  • Ligament sprains – stretching in the ligaments from stress
  • Meniscal tears
  • Bursitis – an inflammation of fluid-filled sacs in the knees called bursa
  • Bowed or malformed knees and joints
  • Trauma

Symptoms of Knee Injury

  • Swelling around the knee
  • Stiffness of movement
  • Unable to bend or straighten the knee to its full extent
  • Locking and popping while moving
  • Weakness
  • Redness
  • Incontinence Issues
  • Popping
  • Weakness

Common Risks and Complications of Knee Surgery

Knee surgeries are on the rise as a treatment for patients with arthritis and knee injuries. The two most common variations are partial replacement surgery and total replacement surgery. Partial and total replacement surgeries are both invasive and involve intensive physical therapy during recovery. The damaged portion of the knee is removed from the femur and replaced with an artificial knee, usually made of metal or medical-grade plastics. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved and the chance it will not work.

Knee Relief Without Surgery

Knee surgeries are on the rise as a treatment for patients with arthritis and knee injuries. The two most common variations are partial replacement surgery and total replacement surgery. Partial and total replacement surgeries are both invasive and involve intensive physical therapy during recovery. The damaged portion of the knee is removed from the femur and replaced with an artificial knee, usually made of metal or medical-grade plastics. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved and the chance it will not work.

Prolotherapy treatment for knee pain and injuries is an alternative to full knee replacement surgery. Even a minor knee surgery can leave of scar ranging from 4 to 6 inches in length, whereas prolotherapy is a series of injections requiring no incisions or scars. Another downside to replacement surgery is the potential to need additional surgery later in life, known as replacement revision surgery. This is usually a result of the metal or plastic degrading within the body and failing to function. If pain ever returns after prolotherapy, another series of injections is all that is required. No more surgery, replacements, or revisions.

Two Important things about Prolotherapy

First, it is different because it is non-cortisone. It is very natural and helps stimulate the body’s defenses to strengthen the area in question. What is extremely important is to determine what the generator of a painful problem is, and by careful examination this can be done.

Second, I have the option of treating these areas with specific solutions that strengthen these areas. And number three, after these areas are strengthened, I teach patients how to use proper biomechanics to avoid the continuation of the stresses which produce these conditions in the first place.

The Area Is Numbed down Naturally

The area is numbed down naturally. You walk in and walk out; it does not require a general anesthetic and it is extremely efficient. Sometimes a series of injections are necessary. It has been highly effective for a number of conditions: neck pain, back pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and a number of different joints and their associated ligament and tendon connections.

Frequently, patients have seen a number of other doctors or physicians and have not gotten relief. If you want a direct approach to your problem, prolotherapy is a natural answer. You should not have to tolerate pain.

Contact our Milwaukee pain management clinic today to find a knee pain treatment that’s right for you. Call 414-453-7780.

Prolotherapy… You’re Best Option

Your Best Alternative to Surgery and Best Option to Eliminate Your Pain.

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